Forge a career in international business. Our Masters degree focuses on issues of vital importance to the global economy, and gives you the chance to study in Switzerland or the Netherlands for one semester and graduate with a dual degree. You can now gain invaluable work experience as part of your course with a ten-week work placement (available from September 2018).
The global nature of modern society means we’re closer than ever to our international business partners. Professionals with the skills to navigate international markets are in high demand and our MSc in International Business will give you the edge.
Industry-leading professionals have helped to develop our course, and it will bring you into close contact with numerous practitioners and specialists.
You’ll be taught by some of the best-known authors in business and economics. They’ll challenge and question your approaches to business and emphasise the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to international business activity. You'll explore economic, political, socio-cultural and technological perspectives. As part of your masters degree you can now undertake a 10 week work placement as an alternative to the postgraduate major project giving you invaluable experience to help you achieve your career goals.
A highlight of this course is the option to complete a dual degree, by studying the second semester either in Olten, Switzerland, where you’ll complete an MSc in International Management, or in Groningen, the Netherlands for an MBA in International Management. All teaching is in English.
While you’re studying with us in Cambridge you’ll be part of Lord Ashcroft International Business School, one of the largest business schools in the east of England. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our virtual learning environment (CANVAS) through which you can access study resources and help.
This course is for you if you’re looking to forge a career in international business. It will prepare you for roles as diverse as business development, marketing, international supply chain management, logistics, project management, HR, banking, international finance and management consultancy.
We’ll asses your progress through a range of written assignments, portfolio and presentations. You’ll have the option to carry out both group and individual work.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
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It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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